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The Western Cape Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards 2014 is the second year of this prestigious programme to recognize the importance, achievements and potential of some of the Province’s most exciting entrepreneurs. By acknowledging, supporting and showcasing successful entrepreneurs, this Awards programme helps to build a culture of entrepreneurship, encourage new start-ups as well as business excellence and achievement.

The prizes are as follows: Winner, emerging business R90,000 cash Winner, established business R90,000 cash Winner, social enterprise R90,000 cash Winner, green business R90,000 cash Best student idea R90,000 cash Overall winner: Entrepreneur of the Year Trip for two people to attend a global entrepreneurship event or international trade fair, to the value of R100,000 R50,000 in cash to be used to develop the business A panel of experienced, independent and expert judges will evaluate all entries using a standard scoring system. All judges will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement to ensure the confidentiality of entrants’ information. Three finalists per category will be selected and the winner will be chosen from these finalists. Site visits may be conducted to verify the information provided. Finalists may also be required to give a short presentation on their business or student idea to the judging panel, and answer questions from the panel. Failure to attend this presentation may result in a finalist not being considered, or being replaced by the next eligible finalist. For competition rules, terms and conditions and any further information visit or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The closing date for entries is 15 August 2014